The Play That Goes Wrong


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A farcical murder mystery in two acts, conceived by the award-winning improvisational company Theatre Mischief.

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Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields are members of Mischief, a company dedicated to creating engaging and exciting short-form and long-form improvised theatre of an excellent standard through well-honed improvisational technique and strong theatrical ensemble work, formed of students and graduates of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Founded in 2008, the award-winning company has performed around the UK, creating new long-form and short-form show formats to thousands of people.


Immaculately staged . . . reduced even a staid matinee audience to hysterics
*The Times*

Effortless slapstick that Keaton and Chaplin would be hard pushed to trump

For a side-splitting, jolly good laugh, The Play That Goes Wrong is exactly what the doctor ordered
*British Theatre Guide*

A highly developed sense of mischief and cheeky aplomb ... it's all very silly ... but it's done with just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek.

Boy does it hit the funny bone ... a rising tide of hysteria ... an enduring cult hit in the making
*Daily Telegraph*

This new comedy has, of course, actually done everything right . . . there are laughs to be had here . . .
*Time Out London*

Farce is rarely funnier; the theatre of the absurd, rarely more surreal.

often very funny . . . slapstick, done well, can reduce even the gravest souls into tears and there are some perfectly timed pratfalls here
*Financial Times*

these improv stand-up Lamda graduates are definitely on to something.
*Daily Express*

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